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Old 08-23-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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What's your favorite book?

I think I'm going to evade my own question and list a few of my favorites in no particular order:

1) The Catcher in the Rye
2) A Clockwork Orange
3) One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
4) Breakfast of Champions

I seen Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy mentioned on here a couple times. I've never read it, but I have a feeling I would like it. I know my brother read it and liked it a lot.
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:26 AM   #2
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Hear hear on A Clockwork Orange. It's not my favorite, but it's high on the short list. However, my absolute favorites are just about any of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books and, of those, the two Wee Free Men books and ReaperMan are my all-time favorites.
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:32 AM   #3
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1) Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
2) Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do - Peter McWilliams
3) The Great Libertarian Offer - Harry Browne
4) Vampire Chronicles (I know it's several books) - Anne Rice
5) The Emperor Wears No Clothes - Jack Herer
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:21 AM   #4
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1) The Mists of Avalon
2) The Belljar
3) Canterbury Tales
4) Candide
5) Slaughterhouse Five
6) Hitch-hikers's Guide to the Galaxy as an addendum to slaughterhouse five!
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:29 AM   #5
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1) The Agony and the Ecstasy
2) The Once and Future King
3) The Star Fraction
4) The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
5) Moby Dick
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:05 AM   #6
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1. Slaughterhouse Five
2. The Hobbit
3. The Sirens of Titan
4. Alice in Wonderland (actually a book of Carroll's collected works)
5. Fight Club

"The Sirens of Titan" probably shouldn't make this list, but I finished it last night and really enjoyed it, so that's fresh in my mind.
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:29 AM   #7
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I have been all excited since the weekend when we went to some thrift stores, and rummage sale and *squee* a book sale our local library was hosting because they're moving. I got my kids a bunch of books, and snagged new copies of The Catcher in the Rye and Atlas Shrugged, I got a really cool book about Mennonites which has recipes (no, not for cooking Mennonites), and tons of other stuff, for a grand total of TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS! Yay me.
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:50 AM   #8
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I love libraries. What a great idea. From a very informal survey (I asked everyone around me for a couple of days), I have come to the conclusion that the two major factors as to whether a person becomes an avid reader are:

1) You were read to as a child.
2) You got your own library card as a child.
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:14 AM   #9
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Ooh, I love this thread!

My favorite books are:

Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
Poisonwood Bible (really, anything by Barbara Kingsolver)
Mists of Avalon
The Loop
Grass (ditto Sherri Tepper)
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:21 AM   #10
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Welcome to the party, Sonia.
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:30 AM   #11
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Thanks! I've been lurking about the cellar for a while and couldn't resist posting to this topic. I love to read.
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:52 AM   #12
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The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
The Amber Series - Zelazny
The Lord Darcy Stories - Garrett
The Sherlock Holmes Stories - Doyle
Anything Heinlein up through "Time Enough for Love"
The Pern Series - McCaffrey
Snow Crash - Stephenson
Zodiac - Stephenson
Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead - Card
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:13 AM   #13
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Card was one of my favorite authors until I started going to his website.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:24 AM   #14
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Best to pretend that Card's books appear magically on the page. He is an excellent author, and his prejudices are actually barely noticable in his fiction, unless you seek them out.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:42 AM   #15
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Holy crap, I almost listed Ender's game. Good call.
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